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Gateway to Professional Soccer

Interested in playing in the usa in the summer?

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Dutch Lions FC offers men and women a unique experience every year to play at the highest amateur level in the USA between the second week of May and the first or second week of July (depending on the League and Conference). Register online to start your adventure!

A Unique Experience

Men can play for one of our three men’s teams (Dayton, Chicago and Miami) competing in the USL League Two and NPSL. Both Leagues are considered the fourth level of US Soccer. Women can play for one of our six women’s teams (Dayton, Naples, Chicago, Washington, Carlsbad and New York) competing in the USL W League and WPSL.  Both are considered the second level of US Soccer. Since our inaugural year in 2010, we have had over 200 players from Europe play in the USA for one of the Dutch Lions FC clubs. Over 80 players have turned pro after playing for one of our clubs.

For European Players

The recruitment of players that already live in the USA takes place through local/regional scouting and online registration per club. Sometimes DLFC clubs also organize try-outs. The recruitment of players from Europe is an online registration process and often annual try-outs are held in the Netherlands, where several coaches and scouts are present. For the 2023 season, try-outs were held in Atik Stadium in Roosendaal. For the 2024 season, we have more than 40 player spots open for players from Europe. Based on the level of a player and the Dutch Lions FC club, a player fee will be charged for the season. For the 2024 season there are no try-outs scheduled for players in Europe. In case you are interested in becoming a Lion, please register here and we will contact you with more details!